BigZuck wrote:PrezRand wrote:rpupkin wrote:PrezRand wrote:The t-14 is objectively better at placing students in TX biglaw if you have ties or a compelling reason to work there. UT is my second choice for school but I am seriously worried about going there because there is a strong possibility I would not get biglaw. I think most people would say, HYS>UVA/Duke/Chicago>T14>UT.
The bolded strikes me as a weird grouping. I don't buy the notion that, say, a CLS or Michigan student is worse off than a UVA/Duke student in the major Texas markets.
More Southern biglaw firms recruit at Duke and UVA than the other t14 schools. More southern biglaw firms recruit at Chicago than Columbia and NYU. You could potentially make the argument that there are southern biglaw firms that do not try to recruit from HYS which could counter my claim about Columbia and NYU, but I highly doubt it would not be easier to get biglaw at any firm from HYS, regardless of if they recruit there.
I think if firms are going to be more physically present at one school opposed to another then I'd lean toward that school (that's why I generally suggest people maybe lean toward Duke/UVA than say Northwestern/Michigan if all else is equal). But I don't think someone would be at a huge disadvantage if they went to a non-southern T14. I bet the cutoffs are exactly the same. They're probably just going to the sourthern schools because more southerners/Texans tend to gravitate there, not because they prefer those schools.
Except for Cornell. Has anyone actually met a lawyer that went to Cornell? I sure haven't. I'm not sure that's even a real school.
You might be right. Idk where the cutoff is but I think it's lower than the median. Personally, I prefer Duke and UVA over the rest of the t14.